Simple Water Level Controller For Irrigation And Drainage Canals



A simple water level controller for irrigation and drainage canals is proposed; the proposed controller has a master-slave structure where the slaves control the flow rates through the control structures. The master controller consists of PI-based controllers for feedback, and a decoupler and feedforward controller that are based on the inversion of a simple dynamic model of the canal system. The applicability of the controller is demonstrated in field experiments.